The first table below looks at the demand for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 398 405 414
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 1 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.029% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.035% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Average daily rate
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- £381 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £35.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+25.35% -19.31%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2871 2815 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.18% 11.61% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1788 1779 2087
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
3GPP
England

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 2
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP.

1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 4 (57.14%) LTE
2 4 (57.14%) VoLTE
3 3 (42.86%) 4G
3 3 (42.86%) GSM
3 3 (42.86%) UMTS
4 2 (28.57%) WCDMA
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
4 2 (28.57%) W3C
4 2 (28.57%) SAML
4 2 (28.57%) Smartcard
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
4 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Huawei
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (28.57%) WebRTC
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) OpenID
4 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) OAuth
4 2 (28.57%) HSPA
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (28.57%) GPRS
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) LTE
1 4 (57.14%) VoLTE
2 3 (42.86%) 4G
2 3 (42.86%) GSM
2 3 (42.86%) UMTS
3 2 (28.57%) WCDMA
3 2 (28.57%) GPRS
3 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (28.57%) HSPA
4 1 (14.29%) WiMAX
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) SGSN
4 1 (14.29%) CDMA
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) 3G
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) OSPF
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Principal Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
1 2 (28.57%) SAML
1 2 (28.57%) JSON
1 2 (28.57%) OAuth
1 2 (28.57%) OpenID
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) W3C
1 2 (28.57%) Smartcard
1 2 (28.57%) Cryptography
1 2 (28.57%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
2 1 (14.29%) eTOM
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
1 2 (28.57%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) ZTE
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Motorola
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia
2 1 (14.29%) SGI